Back to reality!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The last two weeks have been a complete and utter blur of a crazy beginning to married life!

We have had so much fun taking care of so many things: moving cross county twice, possibly buying a house (!), and trying to get settled before the Husband deploys!

I heard from our photographer this morning that he will very shortly be sending us our photos, which can then lead to tons and tons of recaps and fun stories {including the story of the cake that never was and photos of one of the most gorgeous sunsets ever}. So, get ready for an awesome ride, but until then here is a little teaser:


Licensed to Wed

Monday, June 8, 2009

The FH and I had a laundry list of tasks to accomplish today, but the first thing on the list was to head down to the County Clerk's office at the Chippewa Falls Courthouse to get our marriage license! Woo!

I was actually really dreading this task, having heard so many nightmarish stories before. But - our experience was wonderful.

We headed into the office and there was - no wait. Seriously, we walked right up to the counter and the deputy clerk just started typing our information right in.

The license was printed and they handed us a commemorative pen to sign our license! It says,

"Congratulations! From the Chippewa County Clerk"
Cute Right?

Here we are...licensed to wed.

{Picture in the car, because it was raining...booo.
p.s. the rain is creeping up on the wedding date - everyone throw a thought out to whoever you throw thoughts out to. kthanks.}


Watching the Weather

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I had probably more apprehension about hitting the ten day mark from our wedding than most people would think. Why? Why 10 days and not 7?

Because 10 days is the first glance at the forecast people!

I was relieved when I pulled it up and it showed this:

Wooo! 75 and Sunny! (Well partly cloudy is good in my book - better for photos than full on sunlight).
I did a happy jump around dance and then quickly knocked on some wood so that the weather gods don't think that I am being presumptuous and decide to teach me a lesson.
See, here is the thing: I have been trying to convince my friends for years that it is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s in the Midwest in the summer time, that it does not snow year round, etc. So the fact that we set a record low yesterday for June 6th (unbroken since 1938) was not making me feel very good.
But, the weatherpeople are saying that this weekend is a freak cold snap and should start warmingback up on Monday evening (whew.)
Here is hoping the weatherpeople are right for maybe the first time ever. 


DIY Makeup Trial

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I meant to do my Makeup Trial yesterday with my hair, but ran out of time as my mother and I ran errands to our hearts content...including picking up the best gift for my groom ever. More to come on that.

In any case, back to makeup. I originally considered having my makeup done, but then I realized that I am pretty darn good at it. Seriously - I have had a LOT of practice. Bridesmaid S and I were college roommates and she regularly would come plop down in my room for me to do her eyes for going out. Most of the weddings that I have been in I have done the makeup of the bride and some other bridesmaids. Besides, if I did it myself that meant that I could go crazy with my most favorite brand of makeup - Smashbox.

I was originally introduced to Smashbox cosmetics in a sorority philanthropy fashion show as a sophomore in college. They donated their service to make up the models, and then - best surprise of all - gave all of the volunteer models the makeup they had used. Yay!

Since then I have never been without my very favorite eye shadow - Eyelights in Beam.

Through undergrad and graduate school though - money was always a little less than flowing, so I always had to restrain from purchasing the rest of the makeup I had been handed at the fashion show.

BUT - this is our wedding. So, I decided to "jump on that hand grenade" and pony up the dough. (Tee hee hee) I had the best time at Sephora. I am so glad I decided to DIY. I am going for natural, but pretty and polished.

So anywho - long story short, I tried out my makeup today. Oh? You want a photo? Here ya go.

{Check out those relaxed curls - that my friends is what comes from sleeping in your wedding hairdo. Brunch attendees, expect to see this same hair style then.}


6 days and counting!

Well - I picked up the fiance last night, and have been going nutso with projects in my blogging absence.

But, I had my hair trial yesterday at the Garage Salon and Spa and was so happy with the results! Of course, being a trial my stylist was quick to start out that it would not be as secure or as finely tuned as it would be on the big day, but she wanted to make sure we were on the same page...and yet I was pretty happy with it!

So happy in fact that I am going to share some photos :)

{Oh yeah - and I got highlights, but they aren't nearly as blonde as they look in the bright sunshine here!}
{See? Still worries.}
Anywho - Yay! Things are getting exciting around here!
As I type this I am copying our readings for our readers (whoops, prolly should have done that a while ago) and the FH is upstairs folding and cutting programs, as my mom scurries to make her house as loving and warm (read: sparklingly clean and well scented, via Yankee Candle) as humanly possible for out wedding party guests and the brunch following the wedding.
6 days - wow.


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